Denmark - Plan for EU-wide minimum wage challenged - January 31, 2020

The Nordic countries, including Denmark, are battling plans to introduce an EU-wide minimum wage. Both politicians and unions fear this will undermine their century-old models of collective bargaining, which set minimum pay rates. Denmark’s employment minister said he supported higher wages for the least well-paid in Europe but that “the means to achieve this goal must respect national traditions and well-functioning models”.

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